Earthquake-warning systems save lives by detecting the first signs of shaking.
The ability to forecast temblors would be a tectonic shift in seismology. But is it a pipe dream? A seismologist is conducting machine-learning experiments to find out
Thursday night's quake, near an undersea crust collision zone, was the strongest to hit Mexico in a century
'Domino' Earthquakes Could Be Deadly
'Sismos lentos' presagian la magnitud de un futuro terremoto
Tras seguir por años los movimientos de las placas tectónicas en Costa Rica, científicos han encontrado una relación entre los llamados sismos de deslizamiento lento y la magnitud de un posterior terremoto...
A Few Hundred Smartphones Could Catch Earthquakes Early
Thanks to their GPS systems, smartphones in an array could pick up movements indicating the onset of an earthquake and provide extra seconds of early warning. Cynthia Graber reports
Can Mobile Phone Networks Be Improved to Better Cope with Emergencies?
Cell coverage can be spotty immediately following events like this week's earthquake, rendering many handsets useless for contacting family and friends. New technologies may provide a solution...
Could a big earthquake reduce Manhattan to rubble someday?
Crustal Chemistry May Aid in Earthquake Prediction
Researchers say chemical changes in groundwater may someday be used to predict quakes four to six months in advance. Christopher Intagliata reports
Devastating Medieval Earthquake Finally Understood
Did the earthquake that spawned the recent Indian Ocean tsunami affect the earth's rotation?
Drilling for Earthquakes
Scientists are increasingly confident about the link between earthquakes and oil and gas production, yet regulators are slow to react
Earthquake Deflection Takes a Tiny Step
Building on light-cloaking work, physicists took a small step toward the goal of shielding cities from earthquakes by deflecting incoming energy. David Biello reports
Earthquakes Exert Global Influence
An earthquake in Indonesia can mean future tremors in California. David Biello reports
Faulty Justice: Italian Earthquake Scientist Speaks Out against His Conviction
Geophysicist Enzo Boschi slams the poor communication that could put him behind bars for six years
Hidden Fault May Threaten Bay Area
How do earthquakes stop?
David Oglesby, a geophysicist at the University of California, Riverside, shakes out a response.
How Does an Earthquake Trigger Tsunamis Thousands of Kilometers Away?
As Japan suffered the worst earthquake in the country's recorded history, tsunami waves fanned out across the Pacific Ocean at the speed of a jetliner
How Social Media Is Changing Disaster Response
Congress is grappling with the benefits and risks of using Facebook, Twitter and other social media during emergencies
Indonesian Earthquake Increased the Region's Seismic Hazard Potential, Scientists Say
Major Earthquake Hits Nepal
Shaking struck near Kathmandu, where buildings collapsed and thousands are feared dead
Motion Pictured: How an Earthquake Warps a Landscape
A team of geologists from the U.S., Mexico and China are using light detection and ranging (LiDAR) laser altimetry to study how an earthquake can change a landscape.
Multiple tiny earthquakes rattle Yellowstone. Could the big one be far behind?
New York City's natural hazards: Rats, roaches and … tsunamis?
Oil Production Could Have Caused Century-Old California Earthquakes
If so, California’s “natural” quakes may be less frequent than thought
Pair of Deadly Mexico Quakes Puzzles Scientists
Latest big tremor could be linked to major earthquake earlier this month
Popular Model of Earthquake Prediction Found Faulty
Riding the Rumble
A $400,000 house is given a good shaking in the name of science
Scaling the Quakes
Why aftershocks may not really be aftershocks after all
Sediment Build-Up May Bring Bigger Earthquakes
Seismic Shaking Could Make Oil Extraction Easier
Shake, Rattle and Respond: Early Warning System for Earthquakes
By analyzing earthquakes when and where they strike, a computerized system could save lives
Speedy Earthquake Rides "Sonic Boom"
An earthquake that sustains high speeds on a straightaway may impart extra damage
The tragedy in Turkey may aid earthquake forecasting
Study Shows San Andreas Primed for Major Quake
The Scarred Earth
Tsunami-spawning quake leaves geophysical changes
The Threat of Silent Earthquakes
A lack of rumbling does not necessarily make an earthquake harmless. Some of the quiet types could presage devastating tsunamis or larger, ground-shaking shocks
Triggered Swarms: How Big Quakes Can Cause Small Quakes Far Away
A quake in Alaska sets off a series of rumbles in the U.S.
Tsunami: WAVE of CHANGE
In the tragic aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004, scientists and warning centers are now better equipped to forecast and model these monstrous waves
What conditions are necessary for an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption to cause a tsunami?
Why Was New Zealand's Latest Earthquake So Deadly?
Christchurch copes with a tragedy it did not see coming